Control: Limit sharing of office equipment and supplies
COVID-19 Exposure Control Planning Tool
The CDC and OSHA recommend that companies develop a plan to protect their employees and prevent the spread of COVID-19. This free planning tool is designed to help users develop a plan for their worksite in 4 steps. Now in a soft launch, feedback is welcome - email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reducing surface transmission of handling hard copies and papers through use of electronic devices
On construction sites, many meetings and information sessions share information in paper handouts and also use written signatures as evidence of attendance such as worker safety trainings. During COVID-19, this presents an issue of having workers touch the same objects (pen and paper). To eliminate spread by contact with papers, contractors may use alternative methods.
Hands-Free Door Openers
This jobsite example demonstrates how to use equipment or install/adapt doors with hands free opener devices to eliminate the need to touch door handles. Doors may be opened using an automatic opening electrical mechanism or foot-operated device. Place signage close to the door to remind workers to use the foot operated control. Assess whether workers can operate the device without getting off-balance while carrying a large heavy load in their hands.